Paying it Forward
Yesterday Dr. Jennifer Kim experienced one of the most altruistic acts among her clients. A past client, who had a dog that succumbed to cancer, came in to say hello, but also to do what he called ‘pay it forward.’ During his dog’s treatments, an anonymous acquaintance had gifted a couple of treatments. He was so touched by this act, that he came back to do the same thing for someone else. He requested to pay for a treatment for another patient he had met while his dog was alive anonymously, and chance would have it, that dog was coming in later in the day. You can only imagine the smile and warm hearts we all had when the owner went to check out to find her bill was paid already.
So how can you pay it forward? Give to Vet-I-Care, it is a foundation that allows people with financial hardship to have their beloved companions treated. Donations can be given to the foundation as a whole, or to Erin’s Hope Fund for cancer patients. The owner who ‘payed it forward’, also made a donation to Vet-I-Care and will have a star on our wall in the lobby to honor his amazing dog.